When a tragic fire took the lives of two young children in their community, the Quota club of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, U.S.A., learned of a pressing need among disadvantaged local families—and members sprang into action to do something about it.
Two members of the club’s Disadvantaged Women and Children Committee are teachers in local schools. Because their jobs required them to make home visits, they were aware that a number of children were at risk, because their homes had no smoke detectors. Committee members compared prices and then purchased 46 smoke detectors, which were installed in homes by Head Start personnel.
For an investment of U.S.$1,421, the club helped to keep dozens of children safe and may prevent another tragedy in the future.